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Desktop computer, location 1000+ miles off, how to correct

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    Desktop computer, location 1000+ miles off, how to correct


    I have a Desktop computer that never changes in actual location (always at my house).

    When ever I pull up a weather map, bing map, or do a speedtest.net test it always come up with a Settle Washington as my default location. I live near KC MO and would like Kansas City or someplace 50 to 100 of KC to be my default location.

    I'm running Windows 8.1 with the Windows 7 desktop mode most of the time (I still do not like the Win8 style). Occasionally a program will switch over to a windows 8.1 app to open.

    This just started about a week ago, before that it had the KC area. I did not install anything new, unless the computer did it on its own.

    Thanks for your advise...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello try option 3 in link ,it might help iam in a rush right now ,so didn't have a chance to be 100% that what you need but I will chweck back later .
    Location - Turn App Access On or Off in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You might also check your regional settings:
    Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    You might also check your regional settings:
    Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8
    That shouldn't make a difference. I'm an American expat that got out of the Army here in Germany(been living here over 25 years), and my PCs are both set up for the US, English with German keyboard, so my software will be downloaded in English and not German. It's just that I make sure that Bing and Google know in their settings that I'm in Germany but only want services from the States.

    Edit Make sure you never delete these cookies either. you can save them the hard way in IEs internet option or if you use Ccleaner move them to the right side. for Microsoft services here they are:
    account.live.com
    accounts.google.com
    answers.microsoft
    answers.microsoft.com
    api.bing.com
    bing.com
    c.bing.com
    c.live.com
    c.msn.com
    c1.microsoft.com
    calendar.live.com
    dub117.mail.live.com
    dub117.mail.live.com/mail
    h.bing.com
    h.live.com
    howtogeek.com
    ieonline.microsoft.com
    live.com
    login.live.com
    mail.live.com
    microsoft.com
    msn.com
    mybulletins.technet.microsoft.com
    office.live.com
    office.live.com/start
    onedrive.live.com
    onenote.com
    onenote.officeapps.live.com
    people.live.com
    profile.live.com
    profile.live.com/cid-319a5040034d9a35
    ssl.bing.com
    support2.microsoft.com
    windowssearch.com
    word-view.officeapps.live.com
    www.bing.com
    www.msn
    www.msn.com
    www.onenote.com
    www.windowssearch.com
    Last edited by Cliff S; 01 Feb 2015 at 12:42. Reason: More tips/info
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If you are using Google Fiber, it is possible that they are running the DNS servers out of Cali.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    If you are using Google Fiber, it is possible that they are running the DNS servers out of Cali.
    Google Fiber.... LOL... although Google fiber is spreading around the KC area like wild fire.... I live 35 miles outside of KC in a rural area, 0.50 mbps DSL is the best I can do... Dishnet have me running (right now) about 20mbps... So I can not complain YET!!!

    Thanks for the reply...
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  7. #7


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    You might also check your regional settings:
    Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8
    That shouldn't make a difference. I'm an American expat that got out of the Army here in Germany(been living here over 25 years), and my PCs are both set up for the US, English with German keyboard, so my software will be downloaded in English and not German. It's just that I make sure that Bing and Google know in their settings that I'm in Germany but only want services from the States.

    Edit Make sure you never delete these cookies either. you can save them the hard way in IEs internet option or if you use Ccleaner move them to the right side. for Microsoft services here they are:
    account.live.com
    accounts.google.com
    answers.microsoft
    answers.microsoft.com
    api.bing.com
    bing.com
    c.bing.com
    c.live.com
    c.msn.com
    c1.microsoft.com
    calendar.live.com
    dub117.mail.live.com
    dub117.mail.live.com/mail
    h.bing.com
    h.live.com
    howtogeek.com
    ieonline.microsoft.com
    live.com
    login.live.com
    mail.live.com
    microsoft.com
    msn.com
    mybulletins.technet.microsoft.com
    office.live.com
    office.live.com/start
    onedrive.live.com
    onenote.com
    onenote.officeapps.live.com
    people.live.com
    profile.live.com
    profile.live.com/cid-319a5040034d9a35
    ssl.bing.com
    support2.microsoft.com
    windowssearch.com
    word-view.officeapps.live.com
    www.bing.com
    www.msn
    www.msn.com
    www.onenote.com
    www.windowssearch.com
    Thanks, I will try saving these cookies....
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    You might also check your regional settings:
    Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8

    Regional is USA, thanks anyway
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello try option 3 in link ,it might help iam in a rush right now ,so didn't have a chance to be 100% that what you need but I will chweck back later .
    Location - Turn App Access On or Off in Windows 8
    Caper... Thanks I think that might have done the trick, at first look it seems to be working, Thanks
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  10. #10


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    One thing I've noticed with some Web sites is they are able to narrow down where the computer is, kinda scary at times. They can also tailor downloads for when I'm on my Mac or on my Windows computers. Many times sites will pick up my ISPs IP addresses.
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